Month: November 2016

New CoR Tools Launched by National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

In an effort to educate everyone in the heavy vehicle supply chain of their role in heavy vehicle road safety, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has released its first series of educational podcasts and fact sheets. The material is aimed at highlighting that road safety goes beyond just truck drivers and involves everyone in the …

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WA Safety Watchdog Calls for Strict Vehicle Movement Rules

Vehicle safety is not confined to the roads, employers are also being urged to ensure the safety of people around vehicles in the workplace. The call has come after WorkSafe WA conducted a number of inspections over the 2015-2016 period focusing on the effective management of vehicles in the workplace. The watchdog said the movement …

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HPFVs Banned From West Gate Bridge by VicRoads

VicRoads recently banned access to the West Gate Bridge for High Productivity Freight Vehicles (HPFV) that exceed 68.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass (GVM). According to Fullyloaded.com.au, none of the operators including those involved in the Incremental Pricing Trial (IPT) will have access to long term permits, with existing permits amended to remove access to the …

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NHVR Developing National Compliance Database

The NHVR (National Heavy Vehicle Regulator) is developing a national maintenance compliance database and is seeking guidance from the state of NSW who already have such a system in place. At the recent Technical and Maintenance Conference in Melbourne, a keynote speaker Brett Patterson, statewide operations manager with NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), explained …

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